Insights from Marcus Aurelius’ ‘Meditations’

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A 20 minute talk by Christopher Gill, professor of Ancient Thought at the University of Exeter, on the philosophical project and aims of Marcus Aurelius. Questions covered include: what is at the core of Marcus philosophical project in writing his meditations? How ‘Stoic’ was Marcus Aurelius; philosophical method? These and more questions are covered with reference to key passages.

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